Some Important Medical Devices Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks


7 Medical Devices Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks

by rosecoveredglasses

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Hospira Life-Care Drug Infusion Pump

“WIRED”

“Medical devices and equipment have become increasingly software-based and network-connected, which means they’re now just as vulnerable to the hacks that threaten other digital devices.

What’s more, security issues with medical devices can have more direct life-threatening consequences—just ask former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose doctors disabled the wireless capability in his pacemaker because they were concerned that a hacker could hijack it to deliver a fatal shock to his heart.

A list of some of the most concerning medical devices that are vulnerable to hacking.”

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/medical-devices-that-are-vulnerable-to-life-threatening-hacks/#slide-1

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